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Eversheds layoff programme ‘unfair’ to male associate
It just demonstrates yet again what an absurdly complex minefield employment law has become.
An employer is damned if they do and damned if they don't.
Eversheds can easily afford a £123,000 payout and the legal fees of hiring a QC, but this would bankrupt most small employers.
Even if they could have afforded top legal advice - which presumably Eversheds took - they would still have ended up in Eversheds' position.
There needs to be a root and branch reform of employment law to make it a lot easier - at least for small businesses - to hire and fire, and free employers from the fear of employing people and the tyranny of such completely unpredictable employment law.
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